- For Immediate Release - March 30, 2011
Payline Productions / MyTexasMusic.com / Academy of Texas Music, Inc.
8th annual Academy of Texas Music Awards
The Academy of Texas Music, Inc. is a 501(c)3 public charity
P.O. Box 148
Linden, Texas 75563
Contacts: Lucky Boyd – Jinelle Gibson Boyd - 1-866-49-TEXAS firstname.lastname@example.org
Texas Music Awards
return to Linden
LINDEN, TX – The Academy of Texas Music, Inc. Board
of Directors has named Linden, Texas as the host city for the 9th annual Texas Music Awards on Saturday,
July 9th, 2011.
The show will take place at the Academy of Texas Music World Headquarters
Building, currently under renovation at 301 E. Houston in Linden.
Many people know the building as the old Methodist Church and the building
has been vacant for a number of years, but the Academy of Texas Music, Inc.
acquired the building in late 2009 in an agreement with the Cass County
Conservancy for the specific purpose of creating a
destination for Texas music fans.
Lucky Boyd, the show's director explains, "Due to circumstances beyond
our control, negotiations with the original desired venue did not work out,
so the board of directors decided to look at
bringing the show back to Linden. It was decided to blaze forward with
the building renovation, which will be a long, arduous task (taking several
years) requiring enormous amounts of community support.
"We want the
community to be involved because we know how much it will benefit Linden's
eventual goals of becoming a major musical marketplace. The building,
however, will belong to all of Texas and we know that Texas musicians and
fans alike from all over the state will be involved in the exciting growth
The Texas Music Awards were held at the Music City Texas Theater in 2006 and
2007. Boyd says those two shows were fantastic and it will feel much
like coming home when the show returns to Linden.
The show, presented by Northeast Texas-based MyTexasMusic.com, the retail
partner of the show’s production company, Payline Productions, presents
awards to independent Texas performers in several categories.
The annual event also serves as a fundraiser for the non-profit Academy of
Texas Music, Inc. which seeks sponsorships and donations to further its
efforts toward music education programs, scholarships, recognition projects,
and benevolence programs for musicians in need.
Jinelle Boyd, Executive Director of the Academy of Texas Music, Inc. and
co-founder of the Texas Music Awards remarks on the quality of
the show, ”These are some of the greatest performers in Texas. We had
been faced with not having a show this year due to the economy and other
factors. But, we felt the nominees deserved the best show we could
give them, even if it meant putting it all in a small space like the Academy
Boyd says the seating capacity in the Academy building is quite a bit smaller than
any other venue from the past shows, but there are ways around that
obstacle, including presenting the show in segments during an all day event.
Several levels of sponsorship and involvement will be available for the 9th
annual awards show. Volunteers and financial supporters are needed as
the preparation of the building hastens to house the July show.
Boyd remarked, “The sponsorship packages are a fantastic
marketing opportunity to a target audience. They are designed to meet the
needs of a vast array of potential sponsors – families, individuals, clubs,
small businesses, and large corporations.
"The 501(c)3 Academy of Texas Music, Inc. relies on partnerships with sponsors to help continue
the Academy’s mission. We are very grateful to our sponsors who signed on
early this year, and encourage anyone who wishes to support such a wonderful
cause to join our family.”
The Academy building, when finished, will house a 175-seat concert hall, a
gift shop, a small museum and library devoted to Texas music, a recording
studio, a rehearsal hall, and lodging for touring musicians. There
will also be an interactive training space in the venue that will benefit
the community in many ways, Boyd said.
Because of the small size of the venue, sponsorship will be the best way to
get tickets. Boyd says there may be very few, if any, tickets
available to the general public, and additional events
are being considered surrounding the show that will allow fans to enjoy the
experience of Texas music.
A list of the 2011
nominees and more information can be found online at www.texasmusicawards.org.